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Open Access

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by Peter Suber
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The Internet lets us share perfect copies of our work with a worldwide audience at virtually no cost. We take advantage of this revolutionary opportunity when we make our work "open access" digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Open access is made possible by the Internet and copyright-holder consent, and many authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other creators who depend on royalties are understandably unwilling to give their consent. But for 350 years, scholars have written peer-reviewed journal articles for impact, not for money, and are free to consent to open access without losing revenue.

In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is and isn't, how it benefits authors and readers of research, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold. Distilling a decade of Suber's influential writing and thinking about open access, this is the indispensable book on the subject for researchers, librarians, administrators, funders, publishers, and policy makers.


Series Foreword vii
Preface ix

1 What Is Open Access? 1
2 Motivation 29
3 Varieties 49
4 Policies 77
5 Scope 97
6 Copyright 125
7 Economics 133
8 Casualties 149
9 Future 163
10 Self-Help 169

Glossary 175
Notes 177
Additional Resources 219
Index 223

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More Information:
Publisher: MIT Press
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780262517638

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